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Duration: 5h 30m
Location: Maui Pacific Divers, 675 Wharf Street
Lahaina Harbor Slip 16, Lahaina, HI 96761, United States | Lahaina, United States
Category: Water Activities
View of the best of Molokini by drifting the entire crater
Chance to dive along vertical wall of crater 70 feet down
Excellent visibility, commonly exceeding 100 feet (30.4 m)
Variety of marine life including sharks, rays, coral & fish
Diving with experienced divers in a world-renowned dive spot
2-tank guided scuba-diving adventure
Use of dive gear including dive computer
Beverages and snacks
Explore world-famous Molokini Crater, designated a marine preserve in 1977, and see some of the best preserved hard coral reefs in Maui County. Watch for whales, fish, and manta rays with the advantage of some of the best underwater visibility in the world, commonly exceeding 100 feet (30.4 m).
On a drift dive, experience everything the Molokini Crater has to offer without the limitations of having to return to a mooring. You start with the back wall of the crater, dropping nearly vertically to the bottom, 360 feet (110 m) below. Then ride the current around the perimeter of the crater, drifting at 60–70 feet (18–21 m).
You may see white tip reef shark as well as black tip reef shark, schooling fish, enormous ulua (giant trevali), and reef fish. Keep your eyes peeled for blue dragon nudibranch, cowrie and healthy wire coral, along with other healthy hard coral along the wall. The sheer vertical wall and unbelievably blue water make this a memorable experience.
During a safety stop, kick away from the wall and watch for humpback whales, whale sharks, manta rays, and galapagos sharks. On the second tank, explore the inside of the crater to admire pristine coral. Swim out the “reefs end,” where the current begins and where larger grey sharks and barracuda station. Once you catch the current, drift back along the outside of the crater and complete your excursion.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
You must be 10 or older.,
Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.,
This is an advanced dive, and divers must have more than 20 dives with recent dive experience. It is recommended that divers who haven’t been diving recently complete a check out dive before booking this charter.,
You must be a certified scuba diver and present proof of certification on the day of the activity.,
You must have good buoyancy control and reasonable air consumption.,
If you are pregnant, you may not take part.,
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Maximum group size is 12 divers.,
You may not fly within 18 hours of scuba diving.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time.
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